Port Angeles, Washington WRITE Site (22 week)
Family Medicine of Port Angeles
240 West Front
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Quietly nestled between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, Port Angeles is located in Clallam County on the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State - U.S.A.
Incorporated in 1890 - Port Angeles has progressed into the 21st century while still holding onto steadfast traditions of hard work, family and community.
• Population: 19,000
• 2 1/2 hr. drive to Seattle
• Scenic community across the Sound from Victoria and near Olympic National Park
Additional information city can be found at www.portangeles.org
Primary WRITE Preceptor:
S. Rob Epstein, M.D.
Dr. Rob Epstein was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington; then completed a Master’s in Nursing at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Epstein attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and then completed his residency in Family Medicine in Spokane. Dr. Rob’s wife Betsy Wharton and their two children Forrest and Maya enjoy being involved in the community and doing anything outside. His medical interests include obstetrics, pediatrics and procedural medicine, as well as teaching medical students from the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Jennifer Brown, M.D. • Christopher Frank, M.D. • Stanley Garlick, M.D. • Bill Hennessey, M.D. • Katherine Hennessey, M.D. • Michael Maxwell, M.D. • Rienera Sivesind, M.D. • Kate Weller, M.D.
Participating Community Physicians:
Internal Medicine: Bill Hobbs, M.D. • Mark Fischer, M.D. • Rebecca Corley, M.D. • Fank Jans, M.D. • Rob Gipe, M.D.
Pediatrics: Mildred Bay, M.D. • Jeff Weller, M.D.
Clinic: Founded in 1979 by Dr. Stan Garlick, M.D., Family Medicine of Port Angeles is the oldest locally owned and operated primary care clinic in Port Angeles. The clinic recenlty relocated to newly rennovated facilities just two blocks from the waterfront. Awards for this clinic include the National Rural Health Quality Achievement Award in 2009 and for several years running, the recipient of the Health Care Quality Leader Award by Premera Blue Cross.
- Adult medicine (preventive care, acute illnesses, hospital, and nursing home care).
- Pediatric medicine (well child, preventive, acute illnesses, and hospital care).
- Obstetrical medicine (low and high risk obstetrics with over 175 births annually).
- Special procedures include circumcision, vasectomy, colonoscopy, tubal ligation after childbirth, colposcopy, upper GI endoscopy, skin biopsy, cryosurgery, endometrial biopsies, audiograms, and more.
- Emergency Medicine
- Eight UW Residency trained Board Certified Family Physicians, three ARNPs, & two PAs
- Full service family practice including hospital care & hi-risk OB.
- Clinic is a Patient Centered Medical Home.
- Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Psychiatric, and Surgery preceptors available.
- Electronic Health Record.
- Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC)
The clinic's website can be found at: www.fmpa.net
Hospital:Olympic Medical Center (OMC), located in Port Angeles, Washington, is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It provides emergency, surgical and birth center services at its 126-bed acute care hospital, and outpatient services, including cardiac, imaging, cancer care, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory, nutrition, diabetes education, sleep medicine, home health and primary and specialty care services at locations throughout the region.
Thanks to a highly skilled medical staff, state-of-the-art equipment and access to world class health care resources, OMC can provide local expertise for all your health care needs.
- 126 Bed Acute Care Hospital
- 120 Medical Staff
- Cardiac, Cancer & Obstetrical Services (473 births)
The hospital's web site is www.olympicmedical.org.
Students will accompany preceptors to Crestwood Nursing Home as scheduled.
Small house that is split into two apartments, one upstairs with large kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room. The second apartment is a studio downstairs, it has a very limited kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. There is the ability to open a door and connect the two spaces so that the upstairs large kitchen and living room space can be shared. Using this arrangement two students could stay in the house and still each have their own space. There is laundry, cable, internet and a backyard but no garage. No pets allowed. Situated in a quiet neighborhood not far from the hospital, clinic, and downtown.
Port Angeles is about a two and half hour drive from Seattle. Commercial flights are available between Seattle and Port Angeles.
To see a map of where we are located and/or get directions from other locations, go to the following maps.google.com (for directions, click "Get Directions" in the upper left-hand corner where you can input the starting address).
Students need to bring their own transportation.
The area has abundant recreational activities. Fair weather activities include all water sports and outdoor sports. Winter activities include skiing at nearby Hurricane Ridge and nordic skiing. Port Angeles is the gateway to the Olympic National Park and Forest areas and is near the rugged coastal areas on the western peninsula. The beautiful waters of the Strait and Peninsula rivers are close by.
Port Angeles enjoys a moderate coastal climate with average daytime highs of 60 degrees in July and 40 degrees in January. Average rainfall is more moderate at 25" compared to Seattle at 36" or Forks at 117".